Birth & Imprisonment
Scherezade during her first months out of the pebble.
Scherezade deWinter and her twin brother Brayden Antares were born on Endelaan before the Gulag years to @Diomedes Antares and Nessarose deWinter. Their birth was a complicated and dangerous one, as the twins came out of their mother embracing each other, nearly killing her in the process. The first year of their lives were filled with safety and love. Their parents, the Warrior King and Sorceress Queen of Endelaan, were much loved by the people of the planet, and the twins were showered and pampered with everything babies can. Scherezade still has memories from that year, coming at her in flashes, of warm sunlight, smiling faces, the smell of both of her parents, and her mother’s milk.
Just before the Gulag came, Scherezade’s sight of the warm and sunny Endelaan turned to black, and she later realized that she had been placed in something called the Darkness, while her grandmother trapped her inside a pebble that was randomly tossed on Ryloth. She was trapped there for over five hundred years. At first, she did not panic, because she could feel Brayden there with her, but when he disappeared, the Darkness became a dark and scary place. She felt each and every moment of those five hundred years pass within the Darkness, but there was nothing she could do about it.
And then the Darkness became emerald green, and her grandmother, Shery deWinter, appeared in front of her. She touched Scherezade’s forehead and imprinted all her memories and knowledge into the child’s mind. When Scherezade opened her eyes, she was no longer inside the Darkness, but on Ryloth, covered in nothing but a white sheet, inside the body of an adult, and next to her was Katrine Van-Derveld. Katrine told her that she had come out of a pebble. Katrine immediately took Scherezade on as her Ward, which Scherezade later discovered meant that she had been adopted as her little sister. That very night, Scherezade was also claimed by the Jart, one of the three spirits of the Mandragora. And thus, her life began.
Release From the Pebble
Her first weeks out of the pebble were a wonder. Scherezade’s eyes were big and curious, trying to learn everything the galaxy had to offer. She searched constantly for her parents and her twin brother, as well as other family members, but also traveled much, mostly at Katrine’s side, while Katrine clothed her and fed her, trained her, and the two became friends.
About a month after her release from the pebble, Scherezade was on Haseria as part of a CIS mission. When her eyes fell on Darth Metus, the memories of her grandmother rose wthin her and rage took over. She was not in control of herself when she pulled a knife and stabbed him between the ribs, hitting his heart, and almost killing him. Others who were around saved him and tossed her away, and she was hit by Force Lightning, her mark of the Jart marred. She lost her connection to the Jart that evening, and kept it as a secret from everyone, Katrine included. She took a few days off to hear from the rest of the damage her body had undergone that night.
Slowly, Scherezade began to grow as a person. She learned that she didn’t like sweet food or coffee, developed a passion for hunting and preserving meat, skinning, and more. By pure accident, she was found by her aunt Asteria deWinter and ended up moving into grandmother’s Penthouse on Coruscant together with her cousin Celestine deWinter. However, none of those relationships turned out to be very close, and Scherezade still felt alone most of the time. It did not help matters when she realized that she was just barely tolerated among the CIS due to Katrine’s status as Nightmother. She began to take on the weirdest and most random missions she could find, but it was all to no avail.
Scherezade also found her aunt Morgaine deWinter, who survived those centuries merely by being high on spice. Morgaine confused Scherezade for her mother, Nessarose, and begged for her forgiveness about eating her pets and farming their poop. Scherezade was highly uncomfortable with the entire situation, but ended up giving in and pretended to be her mother, offering Morgaine forgiveness in return for her ship, the Giggledust.
A Sip of Freedom
Now that she was no longer restricted in her movements around the galaxy by Katrine’s own plans, Scherezade took to traveling as wide and as far as she could, often getting into trouble. Yet at the same time she trained hard, both with Katrine and on her own, learning to master many abilities both as a Force User, a Darksider, and a Witch. Her plans of chaos and destruction became infamous, and included (but were not limited to) poisoning CIS enemies with laxatives in the drinking water, creating Glitter Bullets that were designed specifically to target Mandalorian armor and weaken it, and the creation of the Hutt Breeding Program. She even began to form detailed plans regarding the destruction of several key planets in the galaxy, but the heads of the Confederacy put their foot down and ended those plans before she could take the first step to making them happen.
Yet still despite the best of her efforts, she was not a particularly welcome person anywhere. During these months she began to believe that she was inferior and unworthy of her ancestral planet, Endelaan, her mind now setting to need to prove herself to be worthy before making an attempt to return there. Further shame was added by the fact that she realized she was following the path of the Sith Warrior, something not a single woman in her blood line had ever done before, as they were all Sith Sorceresses. Yet the Sith Sorcery aspect never came as natural to her as using weapons and being physically active in combat did, and while she did mostly embrace it, she remains terrified that this would be seen in a bad light by those of Endelaanian culture.
Biography incomplete, still WIP.
Edited by Scherezade deWinter, 26 September 2018 - 10:35 AM.